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Atatürk Dönemi Türkiye-Polonya İlişkileri
Relations Between Turkey and Poland in the Day of Ataturk

Author(s): Selçuk Duman
Subject(s): History
Published by: Karadeniz Araştırmaları Merkezi
Keywords: Turkey; Poland; imperialism; relations; modern age

Summary/Abstract: The Turkish-Polish contacts, which began in the 13th Century, moved to a serious stage in the period of the Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman-Polish relations, initially characterized mainly by wars, afterwards turned to a period of balanced politics of the two countries. The rea-son was that the Kingdom of Poland stood between the Germans and Russians. The Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of Poland were both threatened by the Germans and Russians. In the 18th Century, Poland was split up between Russia, Austria and Prussia. Thereupon the Ot-toman Empire did not recognize this situation. This study examines the process of establishing relations between the Republic of Turkey, which emerged after an honourable fight under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and the Republic of Poland, which was estab-lished after the First World War. This study will investigate under which conditions and principles the two modern states were in rela-tion with each other, in contrary to the periods of monarchy marked with conflicts. Turkish archives and documents are the basis for this study.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 38
  • Page Range: 89-104
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Turkish